Note: this review is from a 40-somethings' trip in Sept. '09 -- well into The Green & No Visitors In Sight Season in Huatulco.
From it's open air living ... and its partially palapa-protected lap pool ... to its 180-degree view of Tangolunda & Conejos bays (complete with cliffs & crashing waves below and the Sierra Madres to your back) ... the fabulous Villa Paita played perfect host to our Huatulco escape this year.
Location: high on a cliff-top point between two (of nine) picture-perfect bays. In private residential Conejos at the end of a quiet and notably unpopulated cul-de-sac. Unimproved lots are currently the villa's neighbors. 10ish minutes drive to La Crucecita -- allowing time to joke with the security guys at the community's entrance gate.
Flora & Fauna: Beautifully landscraped grounds (a million shades of green in September) with flowers, banana plants and brilliant ornamentals which provide you complete and colorful privacy.
Lizards, geckos, frogs, lightening bugs, peligans, gulls, frigates, hummingbirds, green parrot-y-kinda-guys, festive chukalakas ... and the occasional thirsty buzzard welcome you. If you're lucky, you'll even score some glorious evening performances from the Villa Paita Bat-llet.
The Villa: maybe best described as Thoughtfully Upscale Rustic Chic.
"Upscale" in that you'll enjoy 3 televisions (2 flat screens); a fantastic satellite radio-type system pumped throughout the villa ... and soon the nearly completed Master Suite palapa will enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the breath-taking land- (and water-) scapes. You can also enjoy hardy air conditioning at bedtime if the nights grow heavy.
"Rustic" as there will be no glass in the windows as you dine -- you'll simply enjoy your meals al fresco. (The organic materials used to create the villa's roof and the gorgeous palapa over your cliffside hammock make for a naturally kicked-back for the week.) Singing amphibians will lull you to sleep.
"Chic" - check out the wood carvings, dramatically-lit boulders and leopard skin wall hangings. The vibe is pure "Beautiful Private Fun".
... and finally "Thoughtful" ... which is synonymous with your gracious hosts Marco and Maribel.
Marco will check in with you daily to ensure that your every need is met -- and is always available by phone. In our case, Marco was kind enough to pick us up at the airport AND offer up his Road-Dominating 2002 VW Beetle for the week. :) Besides all that, he's just an adorably funny dude. )
... and as for the delightful Maribel ... be sure to ask if she's available to create her famous Mix Grill for your first dinner. (We didn't and are *still* kicking ourselves.)
At any rate, pls message me if you'd like to learn more. I can't promise to be unbaised, but I can promise continuing favorable blather with complete honesty. :D
Note: Beginning September-ish 2009, Villa Paita will comfortably sleep six across three bedrooms: a private bath & bedroom King palapa added to the villa this summer; one queen bedroom and one bedroom with two twin beds. Currently, televisions are in each bedroom. 3 full baths, in total.